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McCARTHY, Irene M. (Davis), Ed.D. Of Stoughton, formerly of Brookline and Mission Hill, on July 9, entered into the peace of Christ. Beloved wife of the late John L. McCarthy; devoted mother to the Rev. Sean McCarthy, JD; dedicated daughter of the late Irene (Ryan) and Edward J. Davis; loving sister of Marron and her husband Roy Peck of Stoughton, Donna Bourget of Stoughton, Edward (Ted) and Dianne Davis of West Roxbury, and the late Mervina (Chickie) Maloney. Daughter-in-law to the late Frances and Henry McCarthy. Sister-in-law to Mary Ann and Donald Thomson, and the late Michael McCarthy. Irene is survived by many adoring nieces and nephews. Irene was a proud graduate of both Mission Elementary and High Schools and Framingham State College. She furthered her education earning a Masters and Doctorate in Education from Boston University. Irene was an accomplished educator enriching the lives of students at Boston Latin, Jeremiah E. Burke, Harvard University, Boston College and most especially as principal at the William Howard Taft Jr. Middle School. Following her BPS retirement, she continued her career as Assistant Superintendent of the Catholic Schools of the Archdiocese of Boston and an educator at Boston University, Harvard University and Boston College. Irene was also a proud volunteer at the JFK Presidential Library. The love of God and love of her family was central to her life. Funeral from the William J. Gormley Funeral Home, 2055 Centre St., WEST ROXBURY, Thursday, July 13th at 8:30 am, followed by a Funeral Mass in Mission Church at 10 o'clock. Visiting hours Wednesday 4-8 pm. Relatives and friends invited. Interment St. Joseph Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in Irene's memory may be made to , 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN, 38105. For directions and guestbook, www.gormleyfuneral.com William J. Gormley Funeral Service 617-323-8600
Published in The Boston Globe on July 11, 2017
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